We see opportunities to break through barriers previously facing those living in rural settings and those with physical disabilities. Democratic values can be served by making more information and services available.
Predictor: Leahy, PatrickPrediction, in context:
In a 1995 report from a joint hearing of the House and Senate Judiciary committees Courts and Intellectual Property subcommittees, testimony from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) includes the following statement:”The development of the Internet and remote computer information databases are leading to important advancements in accessibility and affordability of information and entertainment services. We see opportunities to break through barriers previously facing those living in rural settings and those with physical disabilities. Democratic values can be served by making more information and services available … Technological developments and the emergence of the Global Information Infrastructure hold enormous promise and opportunity for creators, artists, copyright industries and the public. Historically, government’s role has been to encourage creativity and innovation by protecting copyrights that create incentives for the dissemination to the public of new works and forms of expression. That is the tradition I intend to continue with this bill, the ‘NII Copyright Protection Act of 1995.'”Biography:
Patrick Leahy was a U.S. Senate member who played an important role in Congressional discussions of the Internet in the 1990s. (Legislator/Politician/Lawyer.)
Date of prediction: November 15, 1995
Topic of prediction: Getting, Sharing Information
Name of publication: Federal News Service
Title, headline, chapter name: Prepared Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy Before the Joint Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property; SUBJECT: Copyright Bills
Quote Type: Direct quote
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